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Born: January 8, 1979 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, CA Profession: Cast ...
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1985:
Made film debut in a bit role in "One Magic Christmas"
1988:
Featured in the TV series "Ramona" (PBS)
1988:
Portrayed Sally Salt in Terry Gilliam's "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen"
1990:
Co-starred as Sara Stanley in the Canadian series "The Road to Avonlea/Avonlea" (aired in the US on The Disney channel)
1994:
Moved out of her parents' home and into her own apartment at age 15
1994:
Acted in her debut stage role as Alice in "Alice Through the Looking Glass," a play based on the Lewis Carroll stories
1994:
First film with Atom Egoyan, "Exotica"
1994:
Underwent surgery for severe scoliosis, a recurring back ailment
1996:
Dropped out of school to devote herself full time to political activism
1996:
Cast as Lily on the CBC television series, "Straight Up"
1997:
Breakthrough screen role in Egoyan's "The Sweet Hereafter"
1998:
Has supporting role in the Canadian feature "Last Night"
1999:
Starred in "Go" and "Guinevere" both of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival
2000:
Wrote, co-produced and directed the short "Don't Think Twice"; premiered at Sundance Film Festival
2004:
Co-starred with Mekhi Phifer and Ving Rhames in "Dawn of the Dead," a remake of the 1978 horror film
2005:
Starred in "The Secret Life of Words," opposite Tim Robbins and Julie Christie
2007:
Feature directing debut, "Away From Her" starring Julie Christie and based on the Alice Munro short story <i>The Bear Came Over the Mountain</i>; also adapted the screenplay; earned an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay
2008:
Portrayed Nabby Adams opposite Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney in the HBO biographical drama "John Adams"
2009:
Co-starred with Jared Leto and Diane Kruger in "Mr. Nobody"
2010:
Co-starred with Adrien Brody in the sci-fi thriller "Splice"
2011:
Directed the drama "Take This Waltz," starring Michelle Williams and Seth Rogen
2012:
Directed "Stories We Tell," a documentary about her own childhood and family secrets

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